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(as a direction) vigorously; in a spirited manner.
- ‘He always played con spirito.’
- ‘The Canadian patriotic songs are more varied in their musical direction; some are meant to be played as marches, but others include instructions to play con spirito (with spirit) or con fuoco (with fire).’
- ‘The Iowa and Kansas volunteers were disposed to exercise their vocal organs, and camp songs of all sorts were sung con spirito, along the march.’
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